Monthly Archives: August 2012

Packed calendar for Scottish Walking Festivals


The next couple of months sees many Scottish walking festivals taking place. Most are paid for events and bookings are now being taken for many of them. 2 – 8 Sept – Scottish Borders Walking Festival – friendly festival based

Posted in Walking News

See the light on the Isle of May

Isle of May

Visitors to the Isle of May will see the light on September 1st and 2nd, with unique open days highlighting historic lighthouses. As part of the Fife Doors Open Days, the Isle of May lighthouse buildings will be open to

Posted in Walking News

Do the Ride Thing, Scottish Mountain Biking guide launched

Mountain bikers at Glentress

Mountain biking in Scotland is world class and a new website hopes to make it easier to enjoy by linking to many of the trail sites and offering a wee game to test riders knowledge of their access rights and

Posted in Access issues

Call for tourism industry to enter windfarm debate


The Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) is calling on the tourism industry to help in the campaign to save scenic mountain areas from industrialisation by huge wind farms. The MCofS wants to see a moratorium on further development in key

Posted in Conservation, Walking News

Railway warning issued to walkers

Photo: 96tommy

Following a number of incidents in recent months involving people walking on railway lines in the Highlands, the Police and Network Rail are warning walkers not to trespass on railway lines. In particular Network Rail say they have received a

Posted in Walking News

Use of GPS and Smartphones for hillwalking


Following a recent spate of mountain rescues and a warning from two Scottish Police forces that walkers need to be properly equipped and should not rely entirely on GPS or Smartphone apps for navigation, Walkhighlands has issued some frequently asked

Posted in Walkhighlands news, Walking News

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